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Poster: Max Chorak Date: May 22, 2007 11:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


man, life is good. Yeah I go to summer camp in 3 days. Friday morning, between 8:00-8:30. gotta settle one old score, a 3 year old one!

CAn't wait to get out. My guitar will be inseparable from me, I'll crank the dead, and i'll be back as a productive member of society that can pursue a healthy social and academic life ~_~

I get to read a lot.. a fellow classmate gave me tons of good books. They are all relating to meditation, "one" or "oneness" or in Jungian terms, the collective unsconscious. Any of you guys seen "What the Bleep do we know?" great flick..

-m

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: May 23, 2007 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

Mr. Chorak, sorry to hear of your impending incarceration. Positive vibes your way, and prayers as well. Hang in there, my brother.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 23, 2007 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max - for your library

A book for you to check out, if you haven't heard of it already, is Bo Lozoff's "We're All Doing Time" - a book and man that came highly recommended to me from one Ram Dass many, many moons ago. Here's more info on Bo and Sita and their Prison Ashram Project.

http://www.humankindness.org/BoSita.html

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 23, 2007 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max - for your library

More on this Max - I really encourage you to check this out:

Prison-Ashram Project

Ashram is a Sanskrit word meaning "House of God." In the East, an ashram is a place where people live for some period of time in order to strengthen their spiritual practice and self-discipline. Many ashrams are very strict. Residents, or ashramites, abide by an exhaustive schedule and live very simply, without many comforts or luxuries.

In 1973, Bo Lozoff and Ram Dass came up with the idea to help prisoners to use their prisons as ashrams if they were tired enough of seeing themselves as convicts just biding their time until they were released. Ram Dass funded the work, and Bo began corresponding with prisoners and, with their feedback, developing spiritual materials especially suited to that environment.

Neither Bo nor Ram Dass ever imagined that hundreds of thousands of hard-core convicts would be interested in such an idea. But within the first couple of years, the letters began pouring in and have not stopped to this day. By 1975, the Prison-Ashram Project had become Bo's full time job, and that same year Sita committed herself to the work as well. Bo & Sita have visited over 500 prisons, leading thousands of workshops. Bo's books, in particular the well-known We're All Doing Time, have become "the convicts' Bible" in institutions around the world. All of these books, as well as many of our tapes, are sent free of charge to any prison inmate who requests them.

The primary purpose of the Prison-Ashram Project is to inspire and encourage prisoners and prison staff to recognize their depth as human beings, and to behave accordingly. Our inmost nature is divine. The nature of our lives is an incomprehensibly wonderful mystery which each human being can experience only in solitude and silence. Prisoners have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to this inward journey without the distractions and luxuries which occupy many people in the "free world."

Bo teaches a balance between "Communion," which is an entirely inward, transcendent experience, and "Community," which includes everything else -- our behavior toward others, our worldly goals, our treatment of the planet and its resources, etc. His writings and talks, therefore, center both on personal spiritual practice, and committed social activism. The Prison-Ashram Project encourages prisoners to take responsibility for changing their prisons, their communities, and the world.

http://www.humankindness.org/project.html

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Poster: cush212 Date: May 22, 2007 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

;)

Hang in there Grasshopper... I'll be in touch, will catch you in chatsky 9:30-10ish thursday night when I get home...

This post was modified by cush212 on 2007-05-23 06:30:08

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Poster: nagdot Date: May 23, 2007 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

speaking of grasshopper check out this show http://www.archive.org/details/gpie2003-07-25
one of the best fests ive ever been too altho the pie has since moved on its still a stellar fest for the price www.tabfest.com check out previous yrs for the artist line up youll see peace

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Poster: wineland Date: May 23, 2007 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

So am I reading you are losing your freedom for a while? Damn, how long? Anything that we can do for you? Somehow I must have missed this while incomudicado during our move.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: May 23, 2007 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max

hey max,good luck !!!!my last time was a 30 day stint for drivingw/no licence back in 94,i had tix for the miami shows and and i missed that cause i went to court 3-days berfore the show;s dammm!!!but needless to say my 2-younger brother;s grabbed the tix,went to interstate 95 south,put their thumb in the air!!!!and hitched a ride right to the show!!with the first try,what luck!!they had the time of there life!!!so did all i could do is read about the show!!and seen bits on the evening news!!!!lol peace brother,take care,WWD:)

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 23, 2007 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max- Before during and after advice

Never carry anything that are not willing to eat, flush or throw out the window.

Move to Florida, you can speed, by blow, shoot legally registered guns out of the window of your car... amazing.

Attack the biggest dude in there, you'll get your ass kicked, but no one will fuck with you.

Keep a razor in your ass and open a sausage factory.

If you have a 4 leaf clover tattoo, have it removed.

Try and arrange congical visits with hookers, a real man can pull that off.

If you have friends that like to joke like me, don't give them your mailing address in the can. I send my buddy in the can weird pictures of fat chicks and shit. The guards read all the shit that goes in and out. Putting "c/o: Aryan Brotherhood" might seem hilarious to me, but he gets mad and it might cause problems.

Never tap your break lights at a speed trap, downshift.

Never enter any structure with only one exit. Always know where garbage disposals, toilets and exits are. Use them.

Keep a bottle of sealed liquor in your car. When stopped for DUI, exit the vehicle in full site of officer and dash cam, open the bottle and chug it. Make sure they see it being opened. There is no way they can charge you for DUI at that point. Public intoxication maybe...

Never use semi automatic weapons, they leave pesky shells everywhere that forensics can match to the firing pin or your gat. Get a good revolver for your future crimes. Practice enough and you won't need more than a few shots in most situations.

Be aware that the 14 year old girl on myspace might be a cop. You have been warned.

When involved with terrorists, shave your beard. Blend in. Do not draw attention to yourself. Be wary of phony dialects and grammatically incorrect arabic, it may be CIA.

Do not print labels for your pot products for sale.

Good luck and stay safe.

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 23, 2007 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max- Before during and after advice

I love your advice about DUIs and the sealed bottle. I dont think that would work, but it's a great idea, and would give your lawyer some fun facts to work with.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 24, 2007 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max- Before during and after advice

It would make great funniest police video material as well.

I think it would be impossible to convict you, unless witness testimony of you drinking before was solid and you were swerving.

Let's all try it this weekend. See you at the check points!

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 24, 2007 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Max- Before during and after advice

they would definitely convict you, and extrinsic evidence probably wouldnt even be admitted in DUI cases (like eyewitness testimony). You would immediately fail any sobriety or breath test and you'd be convicted. But the idea of it is still very funny to me.